Evernote Adds 4 Hour Workweek Author to Advisory Board

Tim Ferris, author of New York Times bestseller The 4-Hour Workweek has joined the Evernote advisory board. According to an Evernote press release, Ferris will provide strategic counsel as the company grows its service into new regions and markets. Ferris has a knack for generating buzz, which is a good thing in my book if it can help Evernote add subscribers.

I bought the hardcopy version of this book about three years ago, but never got around to reading it since I was too busy.  When I bought my iPad last month I bought the revised Amazon Kindle version of The 4-Hour Workweek and finally read it. While I don’t agree with everything Tim Ferris has to say in the book, there are some tips that I think a lot of mobile geeks can benefit from. In his book, Ferris offers several tips to reduce the amount of time spent working, especially on tasks that do little but waste your time. Using Evernote was one such tip, and I’m guessing the mention caught the attention of the Evernote team.


In The 4-Hour Workweek, Ferris recommends several simple ways to save time:

• Screening and Avoiding Unwanted Calls (Use Grandcentral, now Google Voice)

• Eliminating Paper Distractions (Evernote)


• Reduce Email Consumption (Limit the number of times you check your email)